When visiting a dentist, you will be informed by your dentist of the different types of dentures according to their prices and methods of installation. When seeking to find the best option for you, it is important to work alongside a dental professional in order to find what’s best for you. Follow along in this article to learn all about the different types of dentures available to you and all check out our page about dentures.
Partial dentures are used to replace one or more missing teeth. Some partial dentures consist of a metal design that grabs on to your teeth. Other partial dentures are designed to look more natural with a different type of connector. Partial, dentures that are removable will connect to your natural teeth using precision attachments.
It is sometimes necessary to fit crowns to your natural teeth so that the partial denture fits well next to your natural teeth. It is best to speak with your dentist to find the right denture solution for you.
Full dentures are most often used when all of your natural teeth are missing. They are constructed of both the upper and lower teeth sets. Common causes of full loss of your teeth include: injury, gum disease and tooth decay. When you make the decision to replace your missing teeth with full dentures, you allow yourself the benefit of having better health and an improved appearance. If full dentures are well cared for, they could last for up to 10 years.
It is common for some dentures to be surgically installed. Dentures that are surgically installed include: implants, overdentures, bridges and removable dentures.
Implants are designed to be very similar to your natural teeth. They are created to have roots. Through surgery they are inserted into the bone. As time passes the implant will begin to fuse with the bone securing it in place naturally. After the implant is placed, it will be loaded with a prosthetic.
Fixed bridges replace the missing teeth with an artificial tooth that is cemented to the surrounding natural teeth within the mouth. When installing implant-supported fixed dentures into the mouth, screws are used to secure a crown to an implant that has been placed into the jawbone.
Removable dentures that are supported by implants, give you added security and stability. The implants that have been secured to the jawbone will attach to the dentures. You are still able to remove the dentures when preferred, allowing you more flexibility.
Regardless of what choice you make when deciding on what type of denture to get, you should practice taking proper care of them. Remember, your dental professional will be there to guide you with information regarding which denture option is best for you.
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